Guatemalan activist to speak on threats to justice and human rights April 25
Iduvina Hernández, Guatemalan activist, journalist and human rights defender, will present on April 25 as a part of Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies’ 10th Annual World Issues Forum.
The World Issues Forums are free and open to the public and are from noon - 1:20 p.m. every Wednesday in the Fairhaven College Auditorium, unless noted otherwise.
Since the election of General Otto Pérez Molina to the presidency in Guatemala, the country has seen disturbing trends toward re-militarization and repression of social movements. Hernández will discuss the impact of powerful retired military officers implicated in crimes against humanity on national security policy as well as the recent moves to criminalize indigenous activists defending their right to their ancestral lands.
For more information, call (360) 650-2309 or visit http://www.wwu.edu/depts/fairhaven.